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by andrew milner
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39622

Glad a format has been settled on, some people need all the time they can get :roll: :D . Now, at the risk of upsetting people, and I don't want to do that but as the 'rules' have been relaxed so much I personally see no challenge , just about anything seems to go except size which most would go for...
by andrew milner
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39622

you can make the maximum as big as you want. Michael had suggsted a maximum area as rule 2 2. Maximum area 39.37 " x 39.37" = 1550 sq" = 1sq meter =10000 sq cm Hi John, sorry, what I meant was, it doesn't really matter what the upper limit is set at for size because most will build t...
by andrew milner
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39622

Fun! That was it, I knew something was missing :twisted: On the RM web competition, they voted for how well each layout met each of the criteria and then points were added up to give the winners so the winner would not necessarily be the obvious one. If this could be done on here, then the parameter...
by andrew milner
Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39622

Now, either that's TOO simple and everyone will just build a layout and enter it at the end of the year, or it's simply brilliant and will encourage many people to have a go :twisted: I personally favour more rules, then you have to make the best of them, too free and you may leave some out who thin...
by andrew milner
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39622

I think you have it pretty well spot on there Barry, the only point I would argue ( :D ) would be number 5, My current 36"x16" pretty lightweight layout is impossible to pick up with one hand (5mm MDF top. 1.75"x.5" softwood frame, hardboard formers etc). Other than that, I agree...
by andrew milner
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnother Casemate Layout
Replies: 74
Views: 29631

DCRfan wrote:Yes placed about 20cm below the oven grill for just a few seconds i.e. until it starts to sag through the male former.



Wouldn't it sag through the female former? :D The gun looks great, scratchbuild I presume? 8)
by andrew milner
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39622

like the idea :D How about aGn15 'in the style of' belfield Hall?
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2944

where you have at least two different scenes which are connected by a central piece but are otherwise completely separate 8)
by andrew milner
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 'Polymorph' as a moulding compound?
Replies: 7
Views: 3473

Anyone with a Squires catalogue (most of the UK contingent I bet :D ) will find the stuff on page 390. (cheaper too, £15.99 for 500g or £29.99 for 1kg). "can be heated with hot water or a domestic hair drier and moulded by hand....applications include moulding of handles, vacuum forming moulds,...
by andrew milner
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pizza 'n Beer.
Replies: 115
Views: 59264

Me too 8) In fact, it doesn't look like Peco at all because of the lack of shine, very nice :D
by andrew milner
Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Andrews' Card challenge layout
Replies: 77
Views: 44489

There were a couple of pictures I liked but couldn't decide which to put on the competition thread so here they are, hope you aren't toooo bored :wink: http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/Milnerpics/forum%20pics/card%20layout/IMG_2261.jpg http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/Milnerpics/forum%...
by andrew milner
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 146467

Of course without trying to send anyone to another forum, ( :wink: ) one of the Gnatterboxers (Bob Hughes) runs Cheshire Railway Modellers online RM club which has a competition running until the end of Feb 2008 for a max 4 sq feet railway/diorama but in any scale/gauge combination. Anyone feeling t...
by andrew milner
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pauls Card Challenge Layout
Replies: 198
Views: 109785

So good they posted twice :D :D

Glad you made it Paul! Love the water, wish my puddles reflected like that 8) I've been back through and I see the ground cover started as crushed maple leaves, but it has suddenly progressed and the way the ties/sleepers look in the 'dirt' is great, any tips :D
by andrew milner
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Andrews' Card challenge layout
Replies: 77
Views: 44489

Thank you everyone for the kind words, kinda makes it all worthwhile :D Paul, after spending so much time already, you'd BETTER finish, the progress reports on your layout and Chris' are the reason I kept going back to mine :wink: , didn't want to let the side down! As Chris said on his thread, this...
by andrew milner
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 146721

Chris, the speed, quality and sheer imagination taken to get your layout to this stage is staggering :shock: Paul said on the thread for my layout that he wouldn't finish his and when I saw how yours was progressing, I nearly took the same decision BUT I got over that and finished anyway. However, I...
by andrew milner
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Andrews' Card challenge layout
Replies: 77
Views: 44489

Thanks Michael, not quite up to Macton level yet! When I do the 'final'pics, I will do them at a higher resolution to hopefully show the dead leaves on the ground etc and also spend time getting the lighting right. The Fordson's cardboard too by the way :D (thanks Jim Snee) edited to give Jim his cr...
by andrew milner
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Andrews' Card challenge layout
Replies: 77
Views: 44489

Well they (whoever 'they' are :D ) say a layout is never finished but this one is 8) At least it's as finished as I'm going to get. As the deadline is less than a week away, I've done as much as I can (but not as much as I wanted to :cry: ). Some photos without the lightbox (I've blown the tube :rol...
by andrew milner
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crapper Critter
Replies: 15
Views: 5222

Very nice Gerry. I nearly used a similar exhaust on my latest but thought it would be too big :shock: Having seen yours, I wish I'd gone for it now, looks great (although then I would look like I was copying :wink: )
by andrew milner
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco from Sebastrasse Factory
Replies: 57
Views: 22406

Beautiful Michael, must have a go at the rivet press :D
by andrew milner
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: ok I've looked but need to ask about track work
Replies: 26
Views: 15563

Hi Richard, Like many on here, I use Peco O16.5 (On30) track. Looks ok and is easy to get. The points (turnouts :D ) are quite long for my purposes though so I have used their set track HO points but will have to hide the sleepers. Quite a few 'boxers do make their own track and I must have a go one...
by andrew milner
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My first Garden railway......
Replies: 41
Views: 14167

Are those steps up, or a slide down? :D
by andrew milner
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco from Sebastrasse Factory
Replies: 57
Views: 22406

Very, very gnice :D . You could probably scratch back into the paper too to get the white as on the original 8)
by andrew milner
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First attempt at Figure Sculpting in G-Scale
Replies: 36
Views: 13839

Clive, an excellent first attempt :D I use a similar technique for altering my own figures i.e. cut 'n' shut and fill the gaps. You may find it easier to do one limb at a time to get the pose you want without trying to hold all arms and legs at once :? It will also give you the chance to work on eac...
by andrew milner
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matt Acrylic
Replies: 48
Views: 21822

Humbrol do a matt 'dullcote' available here. I've just bought some but not used it yet. If the paint is coming off, then it's not the finish coat that's the problem, it's your preparation :wink: You need to clean the parts thouroughly before painting, and maybe 'keying' shiny parts with very fine sa...
by andrew milner
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Andrews' Card challenge layout
Replies: 77
Views: 44489

Thanks Gerry, I am pleased with the grinder! Have to do another with the workshop light on 8)
by andrew milner
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Andrews' Card challenge layout
Replies: 77
Views: 44489

Well I've missed the deadline for the $29 challenge (the loco was going to be 'it' :cry: ) so I think I'd better get a move on with the layout or I'll miss that one too :wink: Several updates, hope not too boring but I wanted to get the photos off the camera 8) The 'animation' looks like it will now...

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